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"It can happen to anybody" — I'll never forget that Entertech-brand Beretta. Nor will I lose the images of my older brother and I engaging in epic battles with this and other water weaponry made by that now defunct company. Before bulbous, neon-splashed Super Soakers took off in the early '90s, Entertech tapped into the heroic delusions of every young "Ahnold" fan - myself included - with their battery-powered, full-auto guns.

Duffy's Twitter account hacked, spokesman says

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ToddJClausen: New Twitter password for @LtGovDuffyNY, at least his RT/fave of my posts weren't part of hack (I hope)

Aug 20, 2014

New Twitter password for @LtGovDuffyNY, at least his RT/fave of my posts weren't part of hack (I hope)

Cheap Eats: Angry Goat Pub settles into Swillburg — At first glance, The Angry Goat Pub is akin to lot of greasy spoon diners. You know it's good for beer and bar food, but other than that, it's hard to decipher what this bar's personality is supposed to be and what kind of people are most likely to gravitate there.

Flour City Brewers Fest revamped — In recent years, I've lamented the decline of beer festivals from showcases of brewing excellence to free-for-all races to see how much beer patrons can consume within the tasting period. Festival organizers seem also to have taken notice, and have introduced measures such as tasting tickets and limited entry.

For UAVs, New York skies remain lawless — Fly 'em if you got 'em. As we reported in December, UAVs are viewed as the next big thing by many people, businesses and government agencies. Drones, from little hand-launched craft to airplane-sized cruisers, clearly can and will be used in many beneficial ways.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @SOrr1: NYS Leg is oh-for-six on bills to govern #uav use by police, private sector and regular folks. Maybe next year, eh?

FBI says teen's rape posted to Facebook — A Rochester man allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl - an attack federal authorities say was posted on Facebook. Shahmell Robinson, 21, faces state rape charges as well as a federal charge of sexual assaulting the 14-year-old for a video. The FBI, Rochester and Greece police collaborated on the investigation.

Comedian Lovitz signing stuff at House of Guitars — Jon Lovitz, appearing at The Comedy Club in Webster on Friday and Saturday, is also doing a meet-and-greet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. Lovitz is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990, his most-memorable character being Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar, who created the catch phrase "Yeah, that's the ticket!"
Aug 20, 2014

Comedian Lovitz coming to Webster Fri and Sat. also sign autographs, remember him from SNL?

Lyons, others to get state aid for dissolution — ALBANY - Three villages will receive state grants to assist in their dissolution plans. Wilson in Niagara County and Bloomingburg in Sullivan County will receive $50,000 and $42,750, respectively, in advance of dissolution votes. A public referendum to dissolve Wilson is set for Tuesday. Bloomingburg's referendum is Sept. 30.

12 SUNY colleges will get heroin antidote — ALBANY - In an effort to reduce heroin overdose cases, 12 state colleges will get naloxone kits, the potent heroin antidote. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is making the announcement Wednesday at SUNY Purchase in Westchester County.
Aug 20, 2014

The start of move in day at colleges was yesterday, today announcement of 12 SUNY schools getting heroin antidote

Aug 20, 2014

Buffalo's one of them. RT @DandC: 12 SUNY colleges will get heroin antidote #ROC

Second man charged in stoplight shooting — The accused gunman who allegedly killed a man stopped at a traffic light in February was arrested in Florida last month. Juan A. Zenon, 42, of Rochester was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Feb.

Webster Schroeder grad Emmitt Holt accepts scholarship from Indiana U. — Webster Schroeder graduate and New York State Mr. Basketball candidate Emmitt Holt has accepted a scholarship offer from Indiana University. The offer was a surprise, as Holt, a 6-7 forward at Webster Schroeder, said earlier this month he was headed for Vermont Academy, a prep school.
Aug 20, 2014

Congrats! Webster Schroeder grad Emmitt Holt accepts scholarship from @IndianaUniv

Medved marks 30 years in the running business — PITTSFORD -- Big name celebrities have shopped here, including music legend Eric Clapton and soccer star Abby Wambach but for Medved Running and Walking Outfitters, everyday people are the company's backbone. Thanks to them, Medved is celebrating 30 years in business. "There is a sense of community here," said customer Sarah Schiffeler.

Unity at Brockport plans to expand — Rochester Regional Health System is looking to expand an outpatient clinic in Brockport that is barely two years old. The state Department of Health is reviewing an application for a nearly $2.5 million renovation of Unity at Brockport, 6668 Fourth Section Road.
Aug 20, 2014

Rochester Regional plans to expand Unity at Brockport #healthcare facility #ROC @DandC

Home health aide faces larceny charges — A Rochester home health aide who allegedly submitted false time sheets pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Gates Town Court to felony grand larceny. Alicia Santiago, 54, of 50 Worcester St., was charged with one count of third degree grand larceny and one count of fourth degree grand larceny by the state office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Three Huskies Brewing opens in Canandaigua — A ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 5 p.m. today (Aug. 20) for Three Huskies Brewing in Canandaigua. The new brewery is in the back of Dobber's Sports Bar & Grill, 401 Lakeshore Drive. It will offer tastings of Pack Dog Porter and Pack Dog Porter Wings tonight. The grand opening starts at 3 p.m.
Aug 20, 2014… Three Huskies Brewing will have its ribbon cutting at 5 today at @Dobbers_Bar & grand opening Friday. #craftbeer

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